Angered by what they described as ‘an act of insubordination and unruly character’, members of the Oyo State House of Assembly today passed a vote of no confidence on the commissioner for education, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela.
Olowofela, insideoyo.com learnt, had been summoned over complaints by food vendors, under the federal government feeding programme, over the ways they have been treated in the last few weeks.
Insideoyo.com further gathered that allowance to the vendors had allegedly been stopped since the last two weeks, forcing them to stay at home without serving the kids.
Accompanied by some vendors to the Assembly, Olowofela allegedly irked the lawmakers when he allegedly replied one of the lawmakers who had told him that their investigations revealed that the ministry was dividing the money for the homegrown feeding programme into two.
But reacting, Olowofela said “the issue is that the house did not allow me to explain myself but said I was rude. Even in the court of law, you must give a fair hearing or when you invite somebody over allegations like this, you allow him to react to the issue.
“And your conclusion (House) was you were passing vote of no confidence. Well, there are two sides to a coin. That is the way they see it.
“That was the motion moved on the floor of the House, a document which is not true. So, I have the right to protect my name and say the truth. I am saying the truth and I am standing on it.
“When issues like this occur, there is what is called temperament of the moment. Since the beginning of this programme, it has brought about N.7b to Oyo State and we have never asked anybody for one kobo. So, if somebody raises allegations like this in the public domain, it has to be trashed out in the public domain,” he said.